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Interactive Soil Quality Assessment in Europe and China for Agricultural Productivity and Environmental Resilience

Objective

Knowledge regarding the complex interplay between agricultural land use and management and soil quality and function is fragmented and incomplete, in particular with regard to underlying principles and regulating mechanisms. The main aim of iSQAPER is to develop an interactive soil quality assessment tool (SQAPP) for agricultural land users that integrates newly derived process understanding and accounts for the impact of agricultural land use and management on soil properties and functions, and related ecosystem services. For this purpose, >30 long-term experimental field trials in the EU and China will be analysed to derive regulating principles for integration in SQAPP. SQAPP will be developed using a multi-actor approach aiming at facilitating social innovation and providing options to land users for cost-effective agricultural management activities to enhance soil quality and crop productivity. SQAPP will be tested extensively in 14 dedicated Case Study Sites in the EU and China covering a wide spectrum of farming systems and pedo-climatic zones, and rolled-out across the continents thereafter. Within the Case Study sites a range of alternative agricultural practices will be selected, implemented and evaluated with regard to effects on improving soil quality and crop productivity. Proven practices will be evaluated for their potential applicability at EU and China levels, and to assess the related soil environmental footprint under current and future agricultural trends and various agricultural policy scenarios. How the soil quality tool can be utilized for different policy purposes, e.g. in cross compliance and agro-environmental measures, will also be investigated and demonstrated. A comprehensive dissemination and communication strategy, including a web-based information portal, will ensure that project results are available to a variety of stakeholders at the right time and in appropriate formats to enhance soil quality and productivity in the EU and China.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-SFS-2014-2

Coordinator

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Net EU contribution
€ 1 198 750,00
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (24)

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 226 250,00
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU STIFTUNG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Ackerstrasse 113
5070 Frick

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Aargau
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 437 500,00
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Bern / Berne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 477 500,00
UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 323 750,00
Address
Largo Dos Colegiais 2
7000 803 Evora

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Region
Continente Alentejo Alentejo Central
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 333 750,00
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 357 500,00
Address
25ep 25 Eccleston Place
SW1W 9NF London

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FONDAZIONE MEDES
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 351 250,00
Address
Contrada San Licandro 1
84029 Sicignano Degli Alburni

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Region
Sud Campania Salerno
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING INTERNATIONAL SOIL REFERENCE AND INFORMATION CENTRE
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 257 500,00
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 3 - Build 101
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 385 000,00
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTYTUT AGROFIZYKI POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 185 000,00
Address
Doswiadczalna 4
20290 Lublin

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Region
Makroregion wschodni Lubelskie Lubelski
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EESTI MAAULIKOOL
Estonia
Net EU contribution
€ 173 750,00
Address
Kreutzwaldi 1
51014 Tartu

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Region
Eesti Eesti Lõuna-Eesti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 181 250,00
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU PEDOLOGIE, AGROCHIMIE SI PROTECTIA MEDIULUI
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 128 125,00
Address
Str B Dul Marasti 61 Sector 1
011464 Bucuresti

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Region
Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DE COIMBRA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 185 625,00
Address
Rua Da Misericordia, Lagar Dos Corticos
3045-093 Coimbra

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Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Coimbra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD MIGUEL HERNANDEZ DE ELCHE
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 185 375,00
Address
Avenida De La Universidad S-n
03202 Elche

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Alicante/Alacant
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 215 000,00
Address
Iera Odos 75
11855 Athina

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Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning CAAS
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Zhongguancun Nan Da Jie 12
100081 Beijing

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 185 000,00
NORTHWEST A&F UNIVERSITY
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Taicheng Road 3
712100 Yangling

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 135 000,00
SOIL AND FERTILIZER INSTITUTE, SICHUAN ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (SAAS)
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Shizishan Road 2 Jinjiang District
610066 Chengdu

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 135 000,00
CLARINGBOULD HELEEN ELSA
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 106 250,00
Address
Buys Ballotstraat 35
3572 ZT Utrecht

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING BOTH ENDS
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 196 250,00
Address
Nieuwe Keizersgracht 45
1018 VC Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PANNON EGYETEM - UNIVERSITY OF PANNONIA
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 200 000,00
Address
Egyetem U 10
8200 Veszprem

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Region
Dunántúl Közép-Dunántúl Veszprém
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTE OF SOIL SCIENCE CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Bejing Donglu 71 Nanjing
210008 Nanjing

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 131 250,00
GAEC DE LA BRANCHETTE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 185 000,00
Address
Lieu Dit Les Branchettes
35370 Argentre Du Plessis

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Region
Bretagne Bretagne Ille-et-Vilaine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00